Whether they’re in a bouquet or just a vase on my desk, I love the look of felt flowers. They’re so sweet and charming and you can make them in such a wide variety of colors! Not to mention, there’s no need to water them, which bodes well for me.
These flowers use a simple hand-drawn template and three colors of felt. You’ll need one color for the petals, one darker color for the center, and a green scrap piece of felt for the base of the flower. You’ll also need a pencil and paper for drawing your pattern, a good pair of scissors, and some flower wire (I used 18 gauge).
I have these sitting in a vase on my desk and I love them. I might make them in a variety of colors and liven up every room in my house!
DIY Handmade Felt Flowers
- Felt in your choice of color
- Black felt for center
- Green felt for base
- Flower wire
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Felt ball or bead for center of flower
Put small dab of hot glue on tip of flower stem. Attach center of flower. If using a felt ball, you can press the stem in to secure it, or use clay or a bead.
Cut rectangle (about 3 in. long and ½ in. wide) from black felt. Cut several slits in felt, but don’t cut all the way through. Make “grass” like you would in middle school!
Place strip of glue on base of rectangle. Wrap around center of flower.
Draw leaf pattern on paper. Using pattern, cut out 9 felt petals.
Hot glue four petals around center.
Fill in flower with remaining petals.
Cut small circle of green felt. Cut hole in center. Insert stem through hole and hot glue green circle to base of flower.
Arrange in vase and enjoy!
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